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Old 04-01-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Leaf Spring Question

1993 YJ Straight 6
Just FYI - My first Jeep, learning what I can when I can, this forum helps a lot, I know I don't know much about jeeps yet but i'm learning,
I had to put my jeep in the shop to do this but only because i'm crunched for time and need it running, won't make that mistake again....

I just had to replace my leaf springs, but only on the back. I was told the replacement springs were going to be the 5 level leaf springs, the same that were going to be taken off, and to match the front which are 5 level leaf springs. I found out today that they put on the 4 level leaf springs. I would have done it myself, but I didn't have the time. I will do the work myself next time to make sure this doesn't happen again. At the moment due to time and money, I just need to make it's safe for me to drive, and make sure nothing is going to go wrong / break.
So the way it ended up is 5 level leaf springs on the front and 4 level leaf springs on the back.
MY QUESTIONS are... Is that a problem? Is that safe? Should I make all the leaf springs match, why or why not? Leave it the way it is now? I don't know much about springs so any response towards my questions would be helpful and very much appreciated!
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:08 PM   #2
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thats is the way it should be, nothing to be worried about. one more in the front because the heavy engine.

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:18 AM   #3
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It is more important the arch of the spring is right, as long as your sitting level your good.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:06 PM   #4
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I agree with what those guys told you. The rear leafs are normally 1 less than the front due to the weight factor of the motor. As long as it is riding level, there isn't anything wrong with what they did.
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